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The past 30 editions of BRISBANE BRIDE MAGAZINE have helped thousands of couples to plan their perfect day and recent editions have been all-inclusive. The new title reflects our support of ALL LOVE.

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BRISBANE WEDDINGS MAGAZINE ISSN 1324-7468 PUBLISHER Kerrie Gowenlock Paddington Publications Pty Ltd ACN 065 292 364 EDITOR Kerrie Gowenlock SUB EDITOR Julie Fullerton

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Happy Planning and welcome to a new decade of LOVE x Kerrie

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A FEAST FOR THE SENSES THE AUSTRALIAN WEDDING BLANKET BUCKLE 1922 - 2020 SEASONAL TRENDS FLORAL FANTASY LOVE IN THE WOODS WEDDED WONDERLAND THE MEANING OF FLOWERS

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FRONT COVER WEDDING - HAYLEY & JOSHUA LISA & LAUCHLAN SAM & RYAN LAURA & MATTHEW CHARMAINE & DANIEL JESSICA & RYAN KATHERINE & TIM DRASSINAH & JOHN AUDREY & KYLE JESSICA & CODY RACHEL & AIDAN JESS & NICK PHAEDRA & BEN HANNAH & AIDAN ALEX & LAURA SELLENA & MATT AMY & JACK TRISH & RICH JAY & JAYDEN SIMONE & JAYDEN

FEATURED SUPPLIERS ------------------------------33 AMBER GILLAM MARRIAGE CELEBRANT 52 ANETA BALON - WEDDING DANCE LESSONS 53 ANGIE’S FLORAL DESIGN 140 ANN RICKETTS CELEBRANT 44 BASSLINE STUDIOS BAND 59 BELESTE DANCE 140 BESPOKE BROWS BRISBANE 140 BLOOMS OF NOOSA 141 BOGGO ROAD GAOL 141 BYRON BAY LUXURY WEDDINGS 141 CAKE ABOUT 65 CEDAR CREEK ESTATE 142 CELEBRANT FOR ALL OCCASIONS 142 CELEBRATED MOMENTS 142 CHICREATIVE 84 CUSTOMS HOUSE BRISBANE 58 DAN FORD CELEBRANT 143 DRAYHORSE SHIRES 143 DRIFTWOOD BLUE FLORAL EVENTS 143 EDWINA KATE PHOTOGRAPHY 144 ELOPEMENTS NOOSA 144 EVERNEW STUDIO 85 FELICITY McSHANE, FUSION ELEMENTS

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Set right on the water overlooking the Coral Sea, with acres of lush private gardens and even a secluded beach, Villa Botanica is a private wedding venue in the Whitsundays like nothing you’ve ever experienced. With five-star food and drinks, meticulous professional wedding planning, luxurious wedding-night accommodation and one of the most beautiful places in the world - a Villa Botanica wedding is simply unforgettable.

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Every month we will give one lucky couple the chance to win a $500 Xennox Diamonds gift card to use towards their wedding rings.

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SUMMER For summer, bigger and bolder prints are back in style. The mature way to wear this trend is in subtle statement pieces. Accessories in fun patterns allow you to express your personality and overcome wardrobe monotony without being overwhelming. Braces, bow ties and pocket squares are elegant, traditional accessories that can be made contemporary with quirky prints. Wear them against this season’s neutrals to create a unique but polished look. Featured: Buckle 1922 Belt, Hamptons Webbing, $54 | Buckle 1922 Braces, Gentlemen $49 | Buckle 1922 Toucans, $49 | Buckle 1922 Pocket Square, Paisley Grey, $24 | Buckle 1922 Cufflink, 199 $34 | Buckle 1922 Bow Tie, Orange Plaid, $34

AUTUMN Transition seasons with textures. Ideal for the rich jewel tones of Autumn attire, textures are where a little bit goes a long way. Layering different weaves gives visual variation, draws the eye, adds depth and is the signature of luxury. Try on a variety of materials with accessories – knits to soften a serious look, leather weaves for a touch of modern craftmanship, or embossed metal for sharp sophistication. Featured: Buckle 1922 Tie Clip, ST Gun Metal, $34 | Buckle 1922 Bow Tie,Vintage Herringbone $34 | Buckle 1922 Cufflink, 199 $34 | Buckle 1922 Belt, Daytona, Ox Blood, $54

WINTER The Australian current winter trend is every shade but black. Cold weather wardrobes are often dominated by this colour, so lightening up will make you a sartorial standout. The season still lends itself to deep hues, but with lighter undertones, such as rich navies, steel greys, and vivid maroons. If black is your go-to, simply incorporate some colourful accessories as accent pieces, which will benefit by standing out against a dark background. Featured: Featured: Buckle 1922 Tie, Navy Spot, $39 | Buckle 1922 Ties Bar, Mother of Peal $39 | Buckle 1922 Belt, Senna, Tan $54 | Buckle 1922 Pocket Square, Carnival, Maroon/Orange $24

SPRING Spring’s signature soft pastels are a classic, can’t-go-wrong style for men. They provide a handsome, fresh infusion of colour that’s a distinct departure from the standard spectrum. Rose and powder blue tones, shades of lilac and faded yellow lead this look. Accessories in light hues will help ease anyone into this trend – add a pastel pocket square to be ready for the races, coordinate sky blue cufflinks with a crisp white shirt, or tie on a mint bow tie to contrast a navy suit. Featured: Buckle 1922 Cufflinks, 025 $49 | Buckle 1922 Belt, Daytona, Ox Blood $54 | Buckle 1922 Pocket Square, Plaid, Pink $24 | Buckle 1922 Bow Tie, Nautical, $34


GREG CLEARY, SWEETUMS Australian Cake Artists & Decorators Assoc Sugar Flower Artist of The Year 2018 Winner Australian Cake Decorating Network Cake and Baking Industry Awards Sugar Flower Award Finalist ACADA Top 8 Australian Haute-Couture Wedding Cake Designer of the Year


HAYLEY & JOSHUA 20 April 2019, Brisbane QLD


“We met during high school and started out as a couple of ‘kids in love’. Fourteen years later we decided it was time to make things official and as they say, the rest is history!”

a mixture of old world classics and contemporary detail with shades of neutral colours, a splash of gold and emerald green.”

“The proposal was all Josh! He’d arranged a weekend at our favourite getaway location, Elements of Byron. Our little escape was in celebration of our 13 year anniversary. Surprisingly Josh was steps ahead of me and proposed a couple of days prior to our anniversary date. He lured me to the ‘heart of the bay’ at sunset where picnic rugs were laid out, champagne was on ice and a spread of my favourite food was arranged. It was more than I could have imagined.”

“Despite the numerous uncontrollable challenges that we faced on the day, to name one the ‘torrential rain’, all our incredible suppliers made the day happen and in the end it all came together. We were fortunate enough to have a ‘take 2’ for our bridal party photos at a later date (one of the many perks of working in the industry). Our photographer Cassandra captured every intricate detail and cherishable moment. Our wedding ceremony was certainly the highlight of the day. It was raw, emotional and euphoric; you could feel the energy and love. We were surrounded by the people in our lives that matter the most and having them there meant everything to us.”

Hayley Sims and Joshua Thistlethwaite were married on 20 April 2019 in a ceremony at Hanworth House, East Brisbane followed by a reception at Hillstone St Lucia. “Being involved in the wedding industry made it particularly difficult to decide on a style for our wedding. I changed my mind several times as I continually saw different looks and colour palettes that couples had chosen for their big day. We were able to create our final look all because of the incredible styling advice and recommendations our vendors had given us. I worked with my own mood board, using Instagram of course! Social media has many uses and I formed a grid of inspiration which I could reference at any point so I knew the colour selections and choices I was making across different vendors was cohesive. I looked at this regularly during the planning process. Our final look was

“We hired a car and travelled throughout the South Island of New Zealand. It was Autumn and the snow was starting to fall as were the leaves. Everywhere we looked was absolutely magical! We escaped to locations which were completely off grid, it was the best way to relax and enjoy the post wedding bliss together.” “The best advice that we can offer couples planning a wedding is to keep it simple. Don’t over complicate your plans and get fixated on trivial things. Remember the real reason for the day is marrying the person you love.”

Reception Venue HILLSTONE ST LUCIA www.hillstonestlucia.com.au Florals NEW ENGLAND FLOWER CO www.newenglandflower.co Cakes DELIBERATELY DELICIOUS www.deliberatelydelicious.com.au


Cassandra Ladru Photography; Hillstone St Lucia; Hanworth House; Jarrad Bayliss Celebrant; D’Arcy & Co; Peter Jackson; Ella Moda; Toni Maticevski; Camilla and Marc; One Day Bridal; Christie Nicolaides; Carbon Contemporary Jewellery; Foxs Lane Styling; Chipper Hair and Beauty; Kate Johnston MUA; New England Flower Co.; Deliberately Delicious; Kenz Classic; Red Tie Band; G&M Event Group; Main Event Weddings; Divine Event Emporium; Brandition; AVideas; Naomi Graphics; In The Booth; Art Series, The Johnson Hotel Brisbane.


a feast for the senses Kerrie Gowenlock, Publisher of Brisbane Weddings Magazine was a guest at John Emmanuel’s Masterclass Gala Dinner held at Linseed House at The Grounds of Alexandria, Sydney in November 2019. John was inspired to create a ‘Luxury Garden’ theme and 25 attendees from around Australia and the world including New York, The Philippines and Saudi Arabia joined him for this magnificent experience which was held over three days, culminating in the Gala Dinner. John Emmanuel is an Australian Luxury Wedding designer based in Sydney. With over 25 years’ experience in luxury events, John is known for his innovative designs in the luxury wedding and event industry. He is best known for creating exquisite grand-scale design events. A known leader in his market, John Emmanuel has worked alongside high-profile Australian wedding industry ‘royalty’ such as Diane Khoury, Steven Khalil, Melissa Sassine and Wedded Wonderland’s founder, Wendy El Khoury. As an industry leader, John’s vision for each Masterclass is to inspire the students with technique and design to create beautiful weddings on a larger scale. His passion is to elevate the Australian wedding industry to a whole new level.

Photos courtesy Ariana Photography

THE NEXT JOHN EMMANUEL MASTERCLASS WILL BE HELD IN BRISBANE IN JUNE 2020. FOR ALL THE DETAILS VISIT WWW.JOHNEMMANUEL.COM.AU


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LISA & LAUCHLAN

21 September 2019, Brisbane QLD


“We met just after Lockie had finished high school and I was in grade 12. He played footy with the guys from my school who I would often to go parties with. One of our friends arranged for me to get a ride with them to a party one night and Lockie was driving. I jumped in the back seat with one of our friends and Lockie turned around and introduced himself. Most guys at that age probably would have just briefly nodded and said ‘Hi’ from the front seat.” “Lockie proposed during a long weekend in Maleny. We were having a glass of wine on our balcony, watching the sunset over the mountains, when he pulled out a ring and got on one knee.” Lauchlan and Lisa Davidson were married on 21 September 2019 in the Jacaranda Garden at The Brisbane Golf Club, followed by a reception in the Tennyson Room.

“The theme of our wedding was Elegance. Surprisingly taking photos was one of the biggest highlights for us. We were on such an amazing high from the ceremony and so loved up! We had so much fun out on the golf course with our best friends, having drinks, nibbles and mucking around taking photos.” “We spent our honeymoon at the TreeHouse Villas Koh Yao Noi Luxury Resort, Thailand (amazing honeymoon location!) and Hanoi, Vietnam.” “Have a realistic budget so that sticking to it closely enough is manageable and doesn’t cause extra stress. Once the day arrives, let go of wanting to control everything and have the attitude of ‘whatever happens, happens’. Just have fun and enjoy the moment, no matter what!”

Venue TENNYSON’S GARDEN AT THE BRISBANE GOLF CLUB www.brisbanegolfclub.com.au Marriage Celebrant MARRIED BY JUDE www.marriedbyjude.com.au


Tennyson’s Garden at The Brisbane Golf Club; Married by Jude; Chelsea Gillum Photography; Designed by Shahna; A Formal Affair; Studio 196; Michael Hill; Stacey Lee Hair & Make Up; One Stop Wedding Shop; Krystal Scott; In Style Rides; KymOdo Music; Events & Settings.


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Planning a wedding is about creating a celebration of a lifetime. Where you will get married… What you will wear… The rings… The photographer… The cake, the music… Remember to book your celebrant…

Your wedding day starts with your Marriage Ceremony. It is important to book your celebrant early. There are legal requirements in preparation for your marriage. This is your day and from our first meeting I will listen to your dreams and help you build your ceremony the way you want it. All ceremonies ‘By Jude’ are customised and personal. No two people are the same and no two ceremonies are the same. Whether it’s formal, on the beach, a small wedding at a BBQ, an elopement or a huge noisy affair… nothing is too much trouble! Every word is spoken with warmth and personality and delivered professionally. My gift to you is that your ceremony will be an individual and everlasting memory.

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JUDE THOMPSON Marriage Celebrant

“Lauchlan and Lisa... what a divine couple! I loved being their Marriage Celebrant and leading them through their fun, heartfelt ceremony.”

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“From the beginning Jude guided us effortlessly through the legal and emotional requirements of our day. Nothing was too much trouble, and she took control where needed, but allowed us the freedom to add our individual touches. On the day, Jude spoke with a casual, friendly and sincere manner, seamlessly blending our solemn and humorous moments, but her amazing talent is the way she involved our guests in the celebration, making them part of the special event. They were entranced from her first words.” WILL & BEN


SAM & RYAN

18 April 2019, Spicers Hidden Vale QLD


“We met the first year of high school. I was 12 and Ryan was 13. By chance, we also crossed paths at a Christmas Party a few years prior to starting school together. Not that we knew it at the time, but our dads worked together!” Sam describes the very romantic proposal: “Ryan took me on a surprise helicopter flight on the Sunshine Coast, where we are from! It was like a scene from ‘The Bachelor’. He got down on one knee just before the flight.” Samantha Langford and Ryan Pearson were married on 18 April 2019 at Spicers Hidden Vale in a ceremony at The Fig Tree and reception on Laidley Lawn. “We chose a country/vintage theme which worked really well with the venue and also represented our personalities. I had some ribbons attached to my bouquet and a piece of my mum’s veil from her wedding which was so special to me. One of my favourite parts of our styling was my bouquet. I loved the colours. We also enjoyed gathering some blooms at the markets and creating DIY florals on the tables. We accumulated some Op Shop tea cups, tea pots, brass vases, vintage books, doilies, etc. for the tables in the year leading up to the wedding which was also fun and fitted our styling brief.” “Something completely different for Ryan – a powder blue suit… He’s quite a character and we wanted to pick a suit

colour that would represent that! We think the colours worked well with the bridesmaids dresses too. Continuing with the vintage theme, my long-sleeved lace dress and beautiful veil designed by When Freddie Met Lilly was absolutely perfect. Vanessa listened to all my ideas and fit the brief perfectly. I loved my dress.” “For our first dance we chose ‘I’m With You’ by Vance Joy. We’d originally chosen ‘Better Together’ by Jack Johnson but we heard the Vance Joy song together one day and both had goose bumps. We knew we had to choose it instead. We had the Jack Johnson song for the cake cutting.” “There were so many highlights! The moment right before walking down the aisle…our first dance which was choreographed by Ryan’s cousin, Tori… photo time with our incredible bridal party… the love we soaked up all day from our nearest and dearest and marrying my absolute best friend in the world.” “We visited Europe in 2013 during the winter and vowed to return in the warmer months so that’s what we did! We went to London, Positano, Rome, Dubrovnik, Athens, Mykonos and Santorini. It was absolutely incredible.” “Our newlywed advice… Breathe! Respect each other and have a laugh. Have fun! Don’t sweat the small stuff.”

Ceremony and Reception Venue SPICERS HIDDEN VALE www.spicersretreats.com/retreats/spicers-hidden-vale


Style Collective; Bella Brides; Studio 196; Spicers Hidden Vale; Artography; Mary Bruce Marriage Celebrant; Forever Features; When Freddie Met Lilly; Thedaintyard; The Graphic Designer. Macphail Vanessa Letters; Event Group; Event G&M Mellor; Tuscany Weddings; Beautiful Elegance; Cupcake Borrowed Event Hire;


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LAURA & MATTHEW 9 August 2019, Toowoomba QLD


“We met through the dating app Tinder five and a half years ago. We spoke every day from about 3pm until midnight for a week and then arranged our first date. For both of us, it was our first Tinder date, so we got pretty lucky!” “Matt emailed me at work and suggested we do date night that evening. I agreed and didn’t think too much of it. We ordered sushi from our favourite place and had a picnic at Kangaroo Point cliffs, which was where we had our first kiss on our first date. Matt got down on one knee in front of the beautiful night lights of Brisbane city and asked me to marry him. I was incredibly shocked and said: ‘Oh My God’ for about five minutes before responding ‘Yes!’” Laura and Matthew de Closey were married on 9 August 2019 in a ceremony and reception at Gabbinbar Homestead. “A lot of our inspiration came from the venue itself. We just loved the beauty of Gabbinbar Homestead and styled our

wedding to match the vintage, classic feel of the venue. We were so lucky with all of our vendors who did such an amazing job of creating our dream wedding and were an absolute pleasure to work with. The wedding planners at Gabbinbar were so helpful. Any question was answered within 24 hours through their online app ‘My Gabbinbar’ and nothing was too much trouble.” “For their honeymoon Laura and Matthew spent a month in Europe.” Matt describes their wedding highlights: “Finally seeing each other when Laura walked down the aisle. Reading our vows to each other and the time we spent with our friends and family.” “Our advice is to tailor your wedding so that it suits you both as a couple. Don’t sweat the small details and don’t lose sight of what a wedding is all about - marrying the love of your life!”

Florals LE SANS SOUCI www.lesanssouci.com.au Hair THE HAIR ARTIST COLLECTIVE BY SARAH COURTNEY www.thehairartistcollective.com.au


Gabbinbar Homestead; Luke Middlemiss Photography; Creative Flow Studios; Alana Salm Marriage Celebrant; Le Sans Souci; Anna Campbell; The Hair Artist Collective by Sarah Courtney; Kate Devlin; Studio 134; Abbolou Cakes; The Wedding Traders; Nik Conomos; Paradise Invitations; Insta Kombi.


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CHARMAINE & DANIEL 13 July 2019, Mt Mee QLD


Charmaine Pollock and Daniel Spencer met in the Winter of 2015 in West End, Brisbane. They started chatting and bonded over their mutual love of adventuring, coffee and fairy lights. They both knew there was something special happening and the following year when Charmaine travelled to Japan for work, Dan decided to quit his job to join her on that adventure. “In the Winter of 2017 (we really love Winter!), we travelled to Iceland for a white Christmas, fireworks and Northern Lights. Unbeknownst to me, Daniel had an engagement ring custom made before the trip. After a day of exploring caves, we found ourselves on a ‘black diamond beach’. Black pebbles lined the shoreline and the pure water had frozen into large ‘diamonds’ on the coast amongst a scattered shipwreck. Dan pretended to be taking photos of the pebbles and said: ‘This one’s really shiny!’ And when I turned around, he was on one knee with the engagement ring.” Charmaine and Daniel were married on 13 July 2019 in a ceremony and reception held at Ocean View Estates, Mt Mee. “We wanted our wedding to be a reflection of us and everything we loved – so our theme was a bit of a combination of ‘natural/hipster’. We wanted lots of Australian native flowers, greenery and wood features (with our favourite herb, Rosemary, to scent the reception and bouquets). Our décor was vintage and we made sure we kept everything as eco-friendly and handmade as we could,

using local vendors and involving our friends. We designed the stationery together.” Charmaine’s dress was ‘Milly’ by Mori Lee from White Lily Couture. Her hair piece was an ‘hair-loom’ created by Helena Rose Designs and made from her Nana’s lace, Grandmother’s pearls and Mother’s beads. “My Mother made my earrings and my other accessories were gifts from Daniel on the morning of our wedding. Our friends at Etch It Designs made keepsake place cards for our guests.” “My favourite moment was seeing all our friends and family’s smiling faces and my husband-to-be’s joy as I walked down the aisle. Another highlight was standing with Dan while watching our fireworks, in awe and surrounded by our loved ones.” “Daniel’s highlight was once we were officially married and the music started and confetti flew, he was filled with overwhelming joy!” For their honeymoon, Charmaine and Daniel went on safari in South Africa before spending a few weeks relaxing in Mauritius. “Our advice to anyone planning a wedding is you don’t have to do it all! Delegate and leave the finer details to the professionals. They will save you so much time and stress!”

Photography LIZ WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY www.lizwilsonphotography.com Marriage Celebrant MARIAN LEMISE www.mlcelebrant.com Bridal Party Gifts THE BRIDAL BOX CO. www.thebridalboxco.com.au


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Ocean View Estates; Liz Wilson Photography; Marian Lemise Marriage Celebrant; Zac King Productions; White Lily Couture; The Style Room; Helena Rose Designs; Black Jacket Suiting; The Little Flower Market; Confetti Cake Co.; The Bridal Box Co.; Berry Vintage; DJ Clark; Rapid Action Fireworks; Dust Confetti; Etch It Designs; Charter Services Qld.


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JESSICA & RYAN

14 September 2019, Noosa QLD


“We loved the pop-up bar provided by Elopements Noosa which included a fabulous grazing platter. We loved spending time at Hidden Grove after the ceremony, enjoying the beautiful scenery. The ferry ride on The Noosa River Ferry was pretty spectacular. We watched the sun set and the full moon rise and were lucky to have such a beautiful evening.” Jess & Ryan

“When Jess contacted me about designing a package for her and Ryan’s intimate beachfront wedding, I was so delighted. I always get excited when couples from interstate choose beautiful Noosa to begin their future together. Jess’s brief on how she envisaged her day was ‘Private, Intimate & Elegant’, so we knew ‘Coastal Luxe’ was the perfect vibe for their ceremony at Hidden Grove. We created a styling mood board to help Jess capture our ideas, which she loved as she is a visual person. The ceremony was just magical, a beautiful blend of very close friends and family... a perfect day for a perfect couple in love!” Danni, Elopements Noosa


“We met through mutual friends in our home town, Mildura and decided to go for coffee to get to know each other. We sat there for hours chatting and felt an instant connection then quickly began spending more and more time together.” “Ryan proposed to me in his Mum’s garden when we were home for Christmas. We were ready to go out for drinks at Trentham Estate Winery and decided to get a few photos in the garden. He proposed mid-photo, getting down on one knee and his mum was as surprised as I was but somehow managed to keep taking photos. I was so shocked that I forgot to answer the question. But eventually remembered to say: ‘Yes’.” Jessica Treweek and Ryan Kee were married on 14 September 2019 in a ceremony at Hidden Grove, Noosa Heads. Their reception was held at Rickys River Bar & Restaurant. “The theme of our wedding was ‘Coastal Luxe’ - less is more for us. We wanted the day to be relaxed and understated. It was all about the surroundings and the weather and it doesn’t get any better than Noosa! Danni at Elopements Noosa planned and created our entire day. She was full of ideas and inspiration and understood the things that were important to us. She was very generous with her time and took away all the stress associated with planning such a big celebration.”

“Our Marriage Celebrant, Cassandra Bowles was the perfect fit for our special day. She made us all feel at ease and nailed the ceremony script. Our photographer, Jodie Modric was a hoot! She made us all laugh and feel relaxed during our photo shoot and delivered such gorgeous photos. Deb White from Beauty on the Move came to us at the house to do our hair and makeup. She made everyone feel at ease with her calm presence and made all the ladies look absolutely stunning.” Jess’ dress was purchased secondhand. It was originally made by a local Melbourne designer and was altered and refitted by Manningvale Fabrics in Geelong West. Her accessories included Nine West shoes and Swarovski earrings. Karlee’s bridesmaid dress was from Bariano. Ryan and his best man, Jarrod’s outfits were purchased from Doug Haynes in Mildura. They wore Tommy Hilfiger shirts and Ralph Lauren pants. Ryan’s jacket was purchased from Trenery. “We honeymooned in Noosa - of course! We spent a week with our lovely guests and family and then had a few days to ourselves at the end of our stay.” “Our advice for anyone planning an interstate wedding, is to pay the additional money to hire a professional local wedding planner. It takes the stress and hassle away, not only leading up to the wedding but also on the wedding day itself. You will know everything is sorted and have nothing to worry about.”

Planning and Styling DANNI, ELOPEMENTS NOOSA www.elopementsnoosa.com MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Cassandra Bowles PHOTOGRAPHY Jodie Modric Photography HAIR AND MAKEUP Deb White, Beauty on The Move and Emily Glasson FLORALS Bec, Blooms of Noosa TRANSPORT TO CEREMONY XJ Jaguar supplied by Elopements Noosa TRANSPORT TO RECEPTION Noosa Ferry STATIONERY Polka Dot Paper


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“Legitimately the greatest wedding band on the planet! Six months since our wedding and everyone is still raving. They were a pleasure to deal with and took the time to intimately understand our taste in music to create the wedding playlist of our dreams and made our dancefloor explode! ” — Michael & Abi

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Floral FANTASY

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“Silently a flower blooms, In silence it falls away; Yet here now, at this moment, at this place, The world of the flower, the whole of the world is blooming. This is the talk of the flower, the truth of the blossom: The glory of eternal life is fully shining here.� Zenkei Shibayama


Venue THE GREEK CLUB Photography EVERNEW STUDIO Florals and Styling ANGIE’S FLORAL DESIGN Model ANETA BALON Hair & Makeup CHARLOTTE BALFOUR Couture JORDANNA REGAN COUTURE Accessories LITTLE WHITE COUTURE


WEDDING DANCE LESSONS ANETA BALON ________________________________________ Actress, Dancer, Choreographer, Model

Author of thousands of choreographies throughout Europe, Aneta Balon is a professional dancer who specialises in teaching and choreographing all dance styles. Aneta will prepare a beautiful first dance for your wedding as well as instruct in walking style, femininity and posing for photos, all in a natural way. 0481 266 894 aneta@ballarto.com.au www.bellarto.com.au

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Fresh & Silk Floral Styling + Flower Walls and Floral Display Stands for Hire Personal Consultation by appointment 0411 586 974 angiesfloraldesign@gmail.com www.angiesfloraldesign.com.au photography - Evernew Studio | model - Aneta Balon | couture - Jordanna Regan Couture | accessories - Little White Couture | hair + mua - Charlotte Balfour MUA | venue - The Greek Club


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DAN FORD CELEBRANT Modern Marriage Ceremonies with Sincerity, Vibrancy and Fun! Servicing the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. Intrigued?!! Meet Dan by watching his quick video @ www.danfordcelebrant.com 0402 289 961 hello@danfordcelebrant.com www.danfordcelebrant.com @danfordcelebrant

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Turn your dream of the perfect Wedding Dance into reality with our award-winning dance team and create beautiful memories to last a lifetime.

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MONTVILLE Country Cabins

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As a bespoke venue we work hand in hand with suppliers to help you plan an event that is special and unique to you. We offer the freedom and flexibility for you to create your memorable occasion your way. Our property has lush garden and lawn areas, and a natural, spring-fed lake all perfect backdrops for ceremonies, receptions and photographs. Each of our nine self contained cabins offer stunning views, spa baths, log fires and a range of personal touches. They are convenient accommodation for your guests, or a romantic weekend away.

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KATHERINE & TIM 27 April 2019, Montville QLD


Katherine and Tim met at a packed bar on Easter Sunday three years ago. “I was trying to line up to get a drink and Tim was trying to push through the crowd to go home. I asked him if he was in the drinks line and he laughed and told me that he was just trying to go home. Seeing that he wasn’t having much luck leaving, I suggested he stay for a drink instead. He ended up staying for many drinks and the rest is history!” “Tim proposed on top of a glacier in New Zealand during a helicopter flight to Milford Sound. He dropped a knee in the snow while I was fumbling around trying to get my gloves onto my freezing hands. It was such a magical day!” Katherine and Tim Hannan were married at Montville Country Cabins on 27 April 2019. “We love camping and being outdoors, so we chose Montville Country Cabins because we wanted to have our ceremony and reception in a tranquil outdoor setting and also loved the idea of having a firepit. We wanted our wedding to be both elegant and laid back in a setting we knew our friends and family would love. Christine at Montville Country Cabins was very helpful. We went back and forth in emails over the months leading up to our wedding and I would run ideas by her to get her thoughts and discuss what would work best. She also designed our arbor and it looked so beautiful on the day!”

“We hired a clear marquee, ecotoilets, coolroom, lights and furniture from Equip4Hire and it all came together beautifully. Our favours were little bottles of Irish cream liquor which I made using tags from Etsy and glasses ordered online. I ordered our invitations through Vistaprint and all the other bits and pieces from Etsy.” “Our highlight was the dancing! We had a lot of guests fly in from WA and they came ready to party. Our dance floor was pumping early on in the night and we loved seeing our guests having so much fun!” Katherine and Tim honeymooned at Komandoo, The Maldives. “Our wedding advice is to trust your MC or event planner to make changes to the schedule if need be and just roll with it! Everyone was having such a great time and our MC knew it would be hard to call them all back to their seats to cut our wedding cake; so he suggested we do it straight after our speeches and it was perfect. That way all the formalities were over early and the night flowed. Also, take a few quiet minutes together to walk away from the crowd and take it all in. Tim and I stepped away from the marquee and watched all our beautiful friends and family having fun and celebrating our wedding day. We really enjoyed that moment... because before we knew it, it was over.”

Reception Venue MONTVILLE COUNTRY CABINS www.montvillecabins.com.au


Montville Country Cabins; Paula Koda Celebrant; Little Love Bug Photography & Film; Aire Barcelona; Roger David; Underwoods Fine Jewellers; Earth to Ocean Hair Artistry; Makeup Artistry by Lauren; The Posy Co.; Campbell and Bradley Flowers; Cakeyard Cafe; That Pizza Guy; Tropical Coast Tours; One Fun Band; Equip4Hire (Fairytale Events); The Pour Horse; All Star Photobooths.


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The Heart of Tamborine Mountain Set amongst the vineyard the Estate is home to our picturesque chapel and arbour, surrounded by enchanting trees ever changing with the seasons. After exchanging vows, treat your guests to a fabulous reception in our Cedar Room, a relaxing winery themed reception venue. With its warm wood tones and welcoming terrace area overlooking the vineyard provides the perfect space to add your own personal touches. However you envision your day, we’ll help bring it to life.


DRASSINAH & JOHN

21 September 2019, Brisbane QLD


Drassinah Papadimitriou met John Tanos through school friends. They were married on 21 September 2019 in the Greek Orthodox Church of St George. Their reception was held at Howard Smith Wharves. Drassinah describes the proposal: “John made me book the holiday so that I wouldn’t get suspicious of him doing something nice out of the blue. I booked The Villas of Byron in Byron Bay. We had our own villa with a bedroom that overlooked a pool with a waterfall feature. Not long after we got there, typical John had a 2-3 hour nap! I decided to get some sun and sit by our pool. The evening crept up and I went inside and sat down next to the big sliding doors that overlooked the pool. John sat beside me on a stool. We were talking about life and embracing the moment and when I stood up to walk away, he pulled me back. When I turned around I saw him on one knee asking me to marry him: ‘Will you say yes and kiss me already?’ To that, I laughed, nodded my head, gave him a huge kiss and let him put on the remarkable diamond ring he had custom made for me.” “I wanted to achieve something different! That was the one word I kept repeating when creating my dream wedding. I think my dress was the first influence. I chose it very early after being engaged and knew from that moment how much I wanted to shine. I followed through using crystal effects above the dance floor with endless rows of candles on long tables to help create an elegant, yet sexy feel to the room.” “I had a clear vision of my wedding venue and how I wanted all the pieces put together. It was very late in the game when we asked Agnes from Redlands Fresh Flowers to create my wedding florals. I wanted florals on my round

tables and the bridal table to really exceed expectations as we didn’t have flowers on every table. Agnes blew my mind when she created the florals for my bridal shower, with bright and bold oranges, yellows and pinks. When it came to the wedding, I wanted soft colours with white Colombian roses and a hint of pastel pink.” “A year and a half before my wedding I found Mandi from Ivy & Bleu Events. On the day, she was up at dawn calling me and telling me not to worry about the rain as it would clear by 10am. Throughout the day she followed me, telling me to breathe and take it all in. She was there to throw my veil in the air for photos and fix my hair when it was out of place!” “Our first dance song was to ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ Elvis Presley. We both think it is such an all-time classic love song. Can’t choose any better!” “Our honeymoon was spent at Banyan Tree Lang Co in Vietnam, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and Anantara Kihavah Villas in the Maldives. We love to travel and have been to multiple places around the world, so we decided we wanted to choose something more relaxing and romantic with top star quality, to enjoy each other’s company as husband and wife.” “Planning a wedding, especially for a large amount of guests can be very stressful. The day itself seems like a blur. You spend so much time thinking and planning all for one day; but that one day is so very special. You need to remember to cherish every single moment as it really is a once-in-a-lifetime dream come true.“


DRASSINAH’S HIGHLIGHTS “The whole day for me was incredible but the reception and seeing every detail that came together from what were only ideas and thoughts, was breath taking. I had a clear vision in my head what the room was going to look like but it completely exceeded my expectations. Not only had I planned bit by bit, but suppliers continued to go above and beyond by completely surprising me with an entry to the reception room that blew my mind. These are the special things that mean so much to you on the day. Everyone putting in 100% to make you feel just that bit more special.”


JOHN’S HIGHLIGHTS “Being able to call my fiancé ‘my wife’ for the first time. Standing in the church when the Priest told me to turn around to see Drassinah walking down the aisle. I turned around and there she was with a huge grin on her face as if she was the happiest girl alive. I shook her Dad’s hand and then took hers to start the next chapter of our lives together from there forward.”

Mezic Studio; Evernew Studio; Howard Smith Wharves; White Letter Stationery; Very Flamingo; Berta; Jane Katsoufros; Kathy Hazidavis; Janise Chan; Wil Valor; Michael Innes; Agnes at Redlands Fresh Flowers; Cakes by Renee Hurley; AVideas, Next Event, Scene Change, Ivy & Bleu Events; DJ Nicky Zee; Got You Dancing Entertainment; F&M Exotics, Chrysler Limos.


PHOTOGRAPHY Fiona K Photography; DESIGNERS Nardia Panettiere Couture, Husk and Vine; MAKEUP Aleisha Creed, Georgia Felton, Jessica Potts, Tenae Barr; HAIR Twisted Desire Salon, Hair by Hannah; STYLING Mikaela Rose; MODELS Chevon Andersen, Mia Gillespie, Aiden Kenway, Jess May, Chris Eldridge, Miné Coetser.


AUDREY & KYLE

31 August 2019, Waterford QLD


Kyle and Audrey met in a small country town called Charleville, 12 hours west of Brisbane. It was a grand final rugby league night and everyone was going to celebrate the town’s win at a local RSL. “We had seen each other a couple of times at the local gym, however we were scared to talk to each other. That night was different! Kyle called me over to him and his cousin formally introduced us. We ended up leaving together. He walked me home and the rest is history.” “The proposal took place on 11 February 2017. I am a nurse and shift work always complicates our time schedule so we decided to have an early Valentine’s Day. We went to dinner at the nicest restaurant in Charleville called Menzies Steakhouse. Kyle was super nervous but I didn’t pick up the signs as he was acting strange. Usually he is a big eater, however that night he didn’t eat much. He usually loves to talk but didn’t seem to have a lot to talk about. At first I thought he might not be feeling well. As we left the restaurant, he asked me to hold his can of drink. I started to walk towards the car without realising I was leaving him behind on one knee. As I had just gotten into the car, he hurried over to ask me to be his wife. My heart sank as I didn’t expect it at all and of course I said ‘Yes’. He had planned it all within six months.” Audrey and Kyle Sullivan were married on 31 August 2019 at The White House of Waterford. Their ceremony was performed by the bride’s cousin, Minister Henry Ito.

“The highlight was announcing our pregnancy at the reception as we had kept it a secret! The food and drink service was also a highlight and when we opened the dance floor after the formalities, all our guests were up dancing and no one wanted to sit down after that.”

“We spent our honeymoon at the Meriton Suite Hotel in Southport on the Gold Coast.” “Our advice to other couples planning a wedding is to enjoy each moment as it comes. Things that don’t go according to plan on the day are not meant to happen - don’t stress out about it. It’s easier said than done but enjoy the planning process. It is also important to include your fiancé in the planning process and ask their opinion. Don’t let others tell you what to do because at the end of the day, it’s your special day! One thing we do regret is not having a videographer, however thanks to our photographer we were able to have small snippets of videos put together to make a short yet memorable film.”

Photography FIONA K PHOTOGRAPHY www.fionakphoto.com.au


Fiona K Photography; The White House of Waterford; Bridal Emporium; Epic Designs; Tarocash; Connor; JJs House; Moana Rose Beauty; Devine Beauty; DJ Tim Tamatoa Sagapolutele & Ns Photography.


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Brisbane’s newest Wedding & Events Venue, Waters Edge Scarborough is situated on the Redcliffe Peninsula overlooking the Scarborough Marina and the Glasshouse Mountains.

Our wedding reception package offers, five hours venue hire, multiple menu options & beverage selections. Our executive chef has specially designed modern menus with share plates, grazing stations and mouth-watering alternate drop menus which will be the talking point of any event. A personal Events Coordinator will guide you through every step of your journey along with a professional Events Team to ensure your perfect day is fulfilled. Dreams really do begin @ Waters Edge Scarborough Contact us today for a private consultation.

“The reception was decorated beautifully and was everything we could have imagined. The food was amazing, the service was outstanding and we honestly could not fault the night. Everything just ran so smoothly!” ERIN 18-5-2019 Credit-Studio SW19 Photography

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JESSICA & CODY

21 September 2019, Brisbane QLD


Cody and Jessica met on their first day at QUT where they both studied a Bachelor of Law and Business. To propose, Cody took Jessica on a surprise trip to Malaysia. They then flew to Langkawi, an island off Malaysia. Cody proposed during a surprise private dinner on Cenang Beach. Cody Nguyen and Jessica Medina were married on 21 September 2019 in a ceremony at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church, Bowen Hills. Their reception was held at Customs House Brisbane. “The wedding theme was Elegant Minimalism - luxurious, clean, bright and classic. Our highlight was the beautiful service at our ceremony which was so uplifting. Walking into the Long Room at Customs House for the first time for our reception was also an amazing experience. The room looked absolutely beautiful.”   The newlyweds honeymooned in Singapore and Koh Samui. “After months of wedding planning, we wanted to take some time to sit back and relax.” “Our advice for other couples planning their wedding is to try to stay organised, work together, enjoy the process and most importantly, don’t sweat the small stuff!”  

Reception Venue CUSTOMS HOUSE BRISBANE www.customshouse.com.au


Customs House Brisbane; Evernew Studio; Tony Barlow; Tiffany & Co Brisbane; Pure Hair Design; Makeup by Lynne; Bouquet Boutique; The Bake Co.; Tic Tac Tours; Sex and Chocolate; Celebrating in Style.


I am the creative designer of marriage ceremonies and would be honoured to be your Authorised Celebrant for your special day. Love cannot be measured

by definition of boundaries, for love knows no boundaries. Marriage is defined as a mixture of elements and a fusion of the connection that exists between two people. Choosing a celebrant that you feel comfortable with and who will provide you with everything you require for your special day is a huge

commitment. I believe in creating powerful, respectful and unique ceremonies

that are tailored to your individual needs, fusing those elements of love that are a real reflection of who you are and what your marriage values will represent

for your lifetime together. I am Fusion Elements and I represent life celebrations - Weddings, Vow Renewals and Commitments. I am Felicity McShane, an Authorised Celebrant and I can’t wait to be part of your special day.

FELICITY McSHANE AUTHORISED MARRIAGE CELEBRANT CMC. JP (QUAL.)

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SECRETS ON THE LAKE

Montville, Sunshine Coast Hinterland QLD LUXURY ACCOMMODATION, RESTAURANT & WEDDING VENUE The hinterland’s most breathtaking lakeside wedding destination and unique hand-car ved luxur y treehouse honeymoon escape. With stunningly beautiful rustic waterfront and rainforest settings and featuring a private jetty, car ved decks, dreamy rock ponds and waterfalls fringed by pristine rainforest and mountains… we have the perfect location for your vows. Featured on national TV as ‘the perfect romantic escape for couples’. 07 5478 5888 info@secretsonthelake.com.au www.secretsonthelake.com.au


RACHEL & AIDAN

23 August 2019, Ewingsdale NSW


When Rachel was looking for someone to rent a room, Aidan applied and their friendship soon turned into romance. The proposal took place in Florence. “One night before dinner, Aidan lit candles on a beautiful balcony overlooking Santa Maria del Fiore and then got down on one knee. It was very romantic.” Rachel Hammett and Aidan Magee were married on 23 August 2019 at Byron View Farm. “When it came time to plan our wedding, we wanted something pretty and casual. I liked the rose garden theme. I don’t have an events planning bone in my body so for us it made sense to hire a wedding planner. Nicole at Byron Bay

Weddings made the whole planning process totally stress free, styling everything to perfection.” “The food was definitely a highlight and so was having our little rescue dog, Jack as our ring bearer. The whole day was like a dream, as if we were in a fairytale.”   “Our first dance was to ‘Have I Told You Lately’ by Van Morrison. We chose that song as Van Morrison is Irish just like Aidan. I have also loved that song since I was 10, which is odd!” “We spent our honeymoon in an over-water bungalow in the Maldives… a very typical honeymoon location but it was magnificent.” 


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“A highlight was having our little rescue dog, Jack as our ring bearer.” RACHEL & AIDAN photo: Carly Tia Photography


Our unique floating venues offer versatility, elegance and the most spectacular wedding backdrop of Brisbane

for your most special day. From the moment you step on board, you will be transported to an era of grace and charm. A truly unique wedding venue. With various packages available, we can meet your every need. • Ceremony only, or, ceremony & reception packages • Personal Wedding Co-ordinator • Various menu & beverage packages to choose from • Complete sailing weddings, inclusive of food and beverage package, private chefs, private rooftop deck, from $3500. From 30-500 guests we have options to suit any style and budget. Please call Trista on 07 3221 1300 or visit www.showboat.net.au/weddings to download our wedding brochure.

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JESS & NICK

1 June 2019, Brisbane QLD


Jess and Nick met at university in 2011. “Some of Nick’s friends were studying Law with me and he decided to come along to a lecture rather than sitting through his own accounting class. We sat together during the lecture and after the class he asked me to go for a coffee some time. Not realising he was asking me out, my response was: ‘I don’t drink coffee’, which could have been the end of it, but thankfully he wasn’t put off and we soon became a couple.” “Poor Nick had spent months researching diamonds and settings and putting a beautiful ring together and had grand plans of proposing at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa while at a friend’s wedding in April 2018. The day before we were scheduled to head off, Nick contracted a horrible flu. Ever the trooper, he still came to the Cape the next day and even brought the ring, but when we got there he could barely stand up and decided that he didn’t want to propose like that. He really wanted to propose while we were overseas and was rapidly running out of time. Fortunately we had a night tour booked in Dubai during our stopover on the way home and about 4am, outside one of the Prince’s beautiful palaces in Dubai, Nick asked me to marry him. I said ‘Yes’ and spent the rest of the trip home staring at my left hand.” Jess and Nick Grant were married on 1 June 2019 in a ceremony at Orleigh Park, West End followed by a reception at Loft West End. “Nick’s stepmother, Julie Grant, was our Celebrant and MC, which was special for us. We wanted to keep things simple

and timeless and opted for lots of greenery, candles and fairy lights with touches of burgundy. Our friend, Katherine Graham made our delicious red velvet wedding cake as a gift! She also made our favours which were cupcakes in a variety of flavours. Everyone raved about them after the wedding. She is a very talented baker!” “Having our dog, Holly at the ceremony was a highlight. Another highlight was Nick surprising me with a duet performing at the ceremony in the background. Everyone really outdid themselves with the speeches and people still mention the speeches to us. My dance with my dad to a special song and having everyone in our lives all together in one place to celebrate with us, felt really special.” Jess and Nick spent their honeymoon in Europe - Greece, Croatia and Italy. “Our advice is to create a wedding based around the things that are important to you. We wanted to essentially have a great big party and that was exactly what we did. The finer details didn’t matter to us as much so we focused on a large guest list and having great food, drinks and music for everyone to enjoy. Make whatever matters to you the priority because you only get to do it once. Also regardless of what you do and don’t prioritise, make sure you are 100% happy with your outfit (and hair and makeup) as well as your photographer. Nick and I did most of the planning together and it made it so much easier. Splitting the duties and having someone to bounce ideas off is great and you end up with a wedding that you are both so eager for, making the whole process feel really special.”

Reception Venue LOFT WEST END www.loftwestend.com/weddings-brisbane


Loft West End; Julie Grant Marriage Celebrant; Vellum Studios; Wendy Makin; Montagio; Brush and Blush; Jessica Peacock; Flower Lovers; Katherine Graham; G&M Event Group; Hampton Event Hire.


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MODERN TRADITIONS. UNSURPASSED ELEGANCE. Experience the food and service that has been Brisbane’s best for over 60 years. Founded in 1953 and expanding ever since, this is a dining experience that will never disappoint. Meticulous attention to detail and unsurpassed elegance will ensure that your special event will be an unforgettable occasion for you, and those around you. Choose from a large range of flexible set menus, buffet menus and canapÊ menus, all designed to cater to the most discerning tastes. Or simply allow us to create the experience for you. Whatever your vision, the Gambaro Function Centre will create a spectacular start to your new life. Call or email us to discuss your special day. PH. +61 7 3369 9500 | E: functions@gambaro.com.au | 33 Caxton Street, Petrie Tce, QLD. 4000 @gambaroseafoodrestaurant W: gambaro.com.au |


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Kookaburra Homestead; The Fox And Bear Photography; Adorn Event Hire; The Little Flower Market; The Sweet Society Co; Madeline Walker Calligraphy; Nique Jewellery; Danielle Robinson MUA; Bessette Bridal; Black Jacket Suiting; Models: Emily Boulter and Ethan Mcfarland Forge.


N O R T H

Stradbroke Is land Photos by: NSI Productions | nsiproductions.com.au

AN IDYLLIC SETTING TO SAY ‘I DO’ Imagine a wedding venue where you can choose from a backdrop of rugged headlands, perfect white sandy beaches or stunning seascape views. North Stradbroke Island is located only 1 hour from the Gold Coast and 45 minutes from Brisbane, and it offers a variety of different ceremony and reception venues, not to mention a myriad of unique and stunning locations to have your photos taken!

has it covered – and the best part is that you can organise everything you need locally!

Straddie has something for everyone when it comes to planning your wedding. Whether you’d like an intimate ceremony with a small group of friends and family or a lavish wedding with the lot, Straddie

The opportunity to be married at a beach location as stunning as Straddie will provide a unique and individual experience for both the wedding party and your guests.

For more information, call 07 3488 5311 email weddings@stradbrokeholidays.com.au, or visit stradbrokeholidays.com.au

From catering and decorating to celebrants and photographers, everything is available on the island. There are some wonderfully creative and talented local professionals who would be more than happy to help you with as much or as little of your wedding as you would like.


PHAEDRA & BEN

10 August 2019, North Stradbroke Island QLD


“We worked together and became great friends. We started seeing each other in a romantic sense in 2012, had a son in 2015 and finally tied the knot in 2019.” “Ben proposed while we were on a South Pacific cruise with Ben’s parents, our 2-year-old and my three kids from a previous marriage. It was hard to find any time to ourselves but one afternoon we had a brief moment when we were on the balcony watching the sun set. Ben asked me if I wanted to get married and my answer was: ‘Sure, why not?’ He said: ‘Can you bring me my boot then?’ He had hidden the engagement ring in his RM Williams. This describes our type of romance. Enough, but not over the top! We were pretty happy and our kids were even more excited.” Phaedra Carlile and Benjamin Bishop were married on 10 August 2019 in a ceremony at Main Beach Headland, followed by a reception at Point Lookout Surf Club on North Stradbroke Island. “We wanted a beachy, fun wedding and nothing too structured. Our bridal party were primarily our children and family members. We had a gorgeous setting so anything we did only enhanced the natural beauty of North Stradbroke Island. Ben had been coming to the island since he was a small child. We both love the quiet of the island, the diving and what it means to us and the kids, so it was a ‘no-brainer’ we would get married there.” “We were keen to get some photos taken at the local Dive Shop (Manta Lodge) and our photographer, Ang was happy to liaise with the owners to make sure it was ok that we had photos taken in our ‘happy place’. We purchased a beautiful combination of dried Australian wild flowers in varying colours which were delivered a couple of weeks

before the wedding for the bouquets and floral arrangements and they looked amazing on the day. They are in our bedroom and continue to smell wonderful. We purchased our decorations from various shops and online stores and our head bridesmaid made succulent pots for the tables. We had baby’s breath in recycled glass jars on the tables. Stradbroke Island Events provided the hire equipment and gave us the option to set up and pack down ourselves to save some money. We were lucky to have some wonderful friends and family to help us. Local caterers from Whales Way Restaurant provided the catering onsite at the Surf Club. Matty Ross from MR Entertainment provided the live acoustic and DJ music and acted as our MC. A Straddie local, he is well respected and loved by everyone on the Island and made us feel like we were old friends from the moment we met. As most of our guests were staying at the Samarinda Jewel By The Sea apartments, a short walk from the Surf Club, we hired a mini bus to take them back up the hill to their accommodation.” “Our highlight was committing to each other in front of our children and family and having everyone special to us included on the day. We were married in the most amazing location, one that had particular meaning for us as a family. We had the whole weekend to catch up with those we don’t see all that often.” “We are still planning our honeymoon but will more than likely head to one of the Pacific Islands for a combined dive trip/honeymoon.” “Our advice for other couples planning their wedding is to not sweat the small stuff because in the end people want to see you happy and enjoying your day.”

Accommodation SAMARINDA JEWEL BY THE SEA www.samarinda.com.au


Point Lookout Surf Club; Samarinda Apartments, Point Lookout; Sheryl Gotje Celebrant; Stradbroke Island Photography; Angelic Inspirations Bridal, Canberra; Sugar and Spice Bridal; Sportscraft, Myer; Stranded at Straddie; Stradbroke Island Make-up; Gather Australia; Cakes by Simone; Whales Way Restaurant; MR Entertainment; Stradbroke Island Events.


“Our advice for other couples planning their wedding is to try to stay organised, work together, enjoy the process and most importantly, don’t sweat the small stuff.” JESSICA & CODY photo: Evernew Studio


Imagine your happiest celebration. Dream of breathtaking views and welcoming, impeccable hospitality. Envision tasting superb food and enjoying luxurious, state-of-the-art facilities. Find it all at Preston Peak Winery Function Centre, only 10 minutes from Toowoomba in Southeast Queensland.

FUN CT I O N C E N T R E

www.prestonpeakfunctions.com.au 0418 865 336


HANNAH & AIDAN 3 October 2019, Preston QLD


“We met on Tinder while we were both working and living in Townsville.” “The proposal happened during a long weekend camping around Port Douglas and the Atherton Tablelands. We stopped at Rex Lookout to watch the sun set over the ocean and Aidan asked me to be his wife.” Hannah and Aidan Bright were married on 3 October 2019 at Preston Peak Winery Function Centre. “Preston Peak is such a beautiful venue that it hardly needs any styling. Most of our inspiration came from our florist who perfectly decorated the tree behind our ceremony and dressed our reception tables.” “Our wedding highlight was being able to catch up with all our family and friends in a fun and stress-free environment. The staff at Preston Peak made everything run so smoothly so we could just sit back and have fun with no worries.” “We had a mini moon at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat.” “We definitely recommend getting a videographer. We will cherish our wedding video forever.”

Venue PRESTON PEAK WINERY www.prestonpeakfunctions.com.au Hair THE HAIR ARTIST COLLECTIVE BY SARAH COURTNEY www.thehairartistcollective.com.au


Preston Peak Winery; Annette Mahoney Celebrations; Feather and Finch Photography; Castle and Crown; White Lily Couture; YD; Pilgrim; Ruby & Sage; The Hair Artist Collective by Sarah Courtney; LK Artistry; Daisy & Co. Flowers; Story Book Cakes; Candy Addictions; Michael Eotvos; Zazzle.


ALEX & LAURA

13 September 2019, Brisbane QLD


Alex planned the proposal for six months. Being shift workers, she started writing in a journal every time they were on opposite shifts or away from each other. She wrote notes about funny conversations they had, plans they made and even little disagreements that were usually about her trying to hide any proposal plans. Alex had the ring made in Scotland, where she is from and made sure it had sentimental qualities and was perfect for Laura. On a much anticipated holiday to Tasmania in June 2018, Alex took Laura to the Bay of Fires to watch the sun rise. While they were there, Alex read her last journal entry to Laura and got down on one knee asking her to spend the rest of her life with her. Alex then gave the journal to Laura to enjoy reading about the six months of planning. The rest of the trip was amazing and a few months later Alex came home to Laura to find her reading a letter and down on one knee. Laura didn’t want Alex to miss out on a beautiful engagement ring and also proposed. Alex and Laura Mathie-Marciano were married on 13 September 2019 at Victoria Park, Herston.

“Being in a same-sex relationship with marriage only becoming legal in recent times, there wasn’t a set precedent which made it easy to style our special day exactly how we wanted it. Our colour theme was mauve and silver and we wanted a relaxed approach.” “A highlight was performing a traditional Scottish Handfasting, signifying our family, friends and each other. Also surprising Alex with a bag piper as she went to walk down the aisle.” “We went on a 6-week Italy, Barcelona and Scotland adventure for our honeymoon.” “Our advice for anyone planning a wedding is be selfish! Make it what you want and at the end of the day you will be standing in a room filled with people who love you and want to celebrate your happiness. Enjoy every minute because it goes fast. Don’t sweat the small stuff, it will all fall into place!”


Ben Knight, Knight Photography Brisbane; Victoria Park; When Freddie Met Lilly; Kate Mackie Celebrant; Gladstone Bridal; Maevona UK; Jogia Diamonds; Sigrid Avery; Juliana Cruz Makeup; Unveiling Poppy; Sweet Melissa’s Cakes Gold Coast; A Day to Remember Studio; Belvedere Collections; Ivy and Eve Souith Bank.


“Our advice is to create a wedding based around the things that are important to you. We wanted to essentially have a great big party and that was exactly what we did.” JESS & NICK photo: Vellum Studios


Introducing our stunning DRAPED BAMBOO BEACH PAVILION for an unrivalled eco friendly

beach wedding celebration. ETHICALLY HARVESTED bamboo from the Mapleton area is transported to the island and lovingly built piece by piece by an experienced bamboo construction team.

Each pavilion is CUSTOM DESIGNED to suit each client’s requirements. No other beach venue

blends as seamlessly with the outstanding natural environment of NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND.

Stradbroke Island Events will show you how to leave little or no footprint while celebrating and

declaring your love in front of your nearest and dearest. We build your exclusive pavilion on the beach close to your STYLED CEREMONY area.

Imagine clear STARRY NIGHT skies, the sound of the OCEAN lapping the shore, UNCROWDED

white sandy beaches, abundant coastal WILDLIFE, stunning LOCAL PRODUCE including seafood and craft beers and LIVING GREENERY for styling to complement the natural surroundings.

Get in touch with our friendly team to chat about creating the ultimate eco friendly beach

celebration on Straddie.

STRADBROKE ISLAND EVENTS

T 0418 301 000

info@stradbrokeislandevents.com.au

www.stradbrokeislandevents.com.au


SELLENA & MATT

10 November 2019, Preston QLD


“We met at a party through a mutual friend, Jemma. I stalked Matt on Facebook that night as Jemma told me he was single. I added him accidentally (back in the day where you couldn’t delete friend requests once you sent them!) and then we started talking and hanging out. We ended up going on a cruise with Jemma and her friend and we soon knew it was love when we realised how alike we were and how much we clicked.” “The proposal took place on our 5-year anniversary. I had an inkling Matt might have been planning to propose but my hopes quickly faded when he started the day off with: ‘So what do you want to do today?’ We ended up going to Airlie Beach and he took me to a secluded part of the beach where he got down on one knee. It was perfect.” Sellena Armanno and Matthew Peters were married on 10 November 2019 at Preston Peak Winery Function Centre. “The wedding theme was ‘Rustic Elegant’. I was adamant I didn’t want any bling or anything super fancy and I loved the rustic greenery look. We had our dog, Wilbur there which most people didn’t know about. He brought our rings down the aisle and stayed for family photos. It was one of the most special moments ever. I got him to ‘talk’ on cue too, which everyone loved!”

“The staff at Preston Peak went above and beyond to make our day perfect and it really took a load of stress off our shoulders. My Aunty made the bouquets and we both hand made the table centrepieces with natural logs and fake greenery. My sister, Danielle Scougall made our cake. It was brought out on a platter board with sparklers which was a cool surprise. The speeches were a highlight. They were so heartfelt and funny with a lot of jokes included. We both have a good sense of humour so we loved having a good laugh. We spent our wedding night at Panoramic Haven, a stunning home nearby which was included in our wedding package.” “We are planning a honeymoon in Europe in 2020. Our son Wilbur deserves to spend his first Christmas with us lol.” “I found asking too many people for opinions ended up confusing me even more. I recommend going to just one or two people instead. Give your bridal party a copy of the run sheet so they can help make sure things are going to schedule. Pick a few things that mean the most to you and allocate more money towards them. The venue, photography and having Wilbur there were the most important things to us, so we made sure we got them sorted first.”

Venue PRESTON PEAK WINERY www.prestonpeakfunctions.com.au Pet Chaperone GO FETCH facebook @gofetchbrisbane


Preston Peak Winery; Angelic Bridal, Chermside; Chelsea McNamara, Lovebirds Civil Celebrant; Kirk Wilcox Photography; Unveil Films and Photography; Black Jacket Suiting; Angelic Bridal; Shona Joy; Prouds; Luminosa; Madi Caldicott; Beccy’s Bridal Bouquets; Jacques van Lill, Toowoomba Hire; Go Fetch.


AMY & JACK

1 June 2019, Brisbane QLD


Amy and Jack were set up on a blind date by one of their mutual friends: “We met at Watt Bar at Brisbane Powerhouse for a Sunday afternoon drink. One drink turned into two, which turned into dinner. After just a few short weeks, we both knew we had found what we had been looking for in a partner and knew we would be together forever. We found we had a lot in common, particularly our love for outdoor activities and challenges. We registered for the 2018 Gold Coast Marathon together. With hundreds of kilometres run behind us, we found ourselves on the starting line. Just as the gun went off, Jack said to me: ‘If you make it to the end of this marathon, I will ask you to marry me’. He took off like Steve Moneghetti leaving me to ponder for 42.2 kilometres whether his parting comment was serious or not. He found me at the finish line and before I knew it, he dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him. I quickly responded ‘Yes’. This will always be the greatest marathon I have completed - ‘winning’ the most beautiful ring and a lifetime with my best friend.” “When we started planning our wedding we had no real vision of what our special day would look like. What we did know was that we wanted a room full of love, laughter and fun, shared with the people who meant the most to us.” Amy Cuss and Jack Anderson were married on 1 June 2019 in a ceremony held at St Augustine’s Church, Hamilton. “My great grandparents and grandparents were married at St Augustine’s so this was an easy decision for us. The interior of the church is gorgeous and the grounds are so beautiful. Our reception was held at The Landing at Dockside. We wanted somewhere that had an element of indoors and outdoors and potentially involved the river. ”

“One of the highlights of our wedding was the charted City Cat that took us from Bretts Wharf in Hamilton to Holman Street at Kangaroo Point. All our guests took the journey with us, enjoying sunset drinks and a cruise up the river. We were able to have some unique photos taken without having to leave our guests. Customised stubby coolers with our names and wedding date were our wedding favours, keeping everyone’s drinks cold during the cruise.” “We chose ‘I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You’ by Imaginary Future for our first dance as the words simply resonated with us. We had an earlier dance in the evening that was an absolute highlight for us. Jack is a huge John Williamson fan and I asked our talented singer, Nick Koschel to learn ‘Raining On The Rock’ to surprise Jack. Whilst our guests were enjoying their main meal, Nick began to sing the song and Jack and I went to the dance floor. Jack absolutely loved the surprise.” “As cliché as it sounds, the absolute highlight of the day for me was saying our vows. Saying those words were, at the end of the day, why we were all there. Jack’s highlights included the City Cat journey, entering the reception to Paul Kelly’s ‘How To Make Gravy’ and our special moment shared dancing to one of his favourite songs.” “We honeymooned on Hamilton Island as I had always wanted to go to the Great Barrier Reef. With snorkelling, hiking, sailing and other activities on offer, it was the perfect honeymoon destination for us.” “Planning a wedding can be stressful. Don’t be afraid to delegate and ask for help. No matter what happens, you are marrying your best friend and the love of your life. It truly is the best day of your life!”


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Nick Murray Photography; The Landing at Dockside; BHLDN, New York; Needle and Thread, Annabelle Hardie; Male Manor, Carindale; Emma Rawlings; Dyan Copeman MUA; Hacienda Flowers; There Must be Cake; Brisbane City Cat, Transdev; Custom Stubby Coolers, My Stubby; Nick Koschel Entertainment; Event Letters; Lauren Jennings; Urban Words Australia.


the meaning of

flowers

Calla Lily symbolises magnificence and beauty. White Calla lilies combine these two attributes with purity and innocence associated with the color white to make it the perfect choice of flower in a wedding bouquet. Carnation symbolises pride and beauty. Chrysanthemum symbolises fidelity, optimism, joy and long life. Daisy symbolises innocence and purity. It conveys loyal love. Gerbera Daisy specifically conveys cheerfulness. Gardenia symbolises purity and sweetness. They indicate secret love and convey joy. Lily symbolises purity and refined beauty. Orchid is a symbol of the exotic beauty. Peony symbolises bashfulness and compassion. Ranunculus symbolises radiant charm. Rose symbolises love. Sweet Pea indicates delicate pleasure and bliss. Tulip signifies a declaration of love.

Robert and Olivia Ryan Michael and Jessica Florals by Angie’s Floral Design photo: Papillon Studio

photo: Artography


WEDDINGS A luxurious seaside venue with exquisite water views across Moreton Bay. Just 30 minutes from the Brisbane CBD and 20 minutes from Brisbane International Airport. With onsite accommodation facilities, Mon Komo Hotel is the perfect all-inone waterside venue. Mon Komo Hotel oers elegant and modern function rooms with stunning ceremony options perfect for an intimate wedding or a large seaside aair.

WWW.MONKOMOHOTEL.COM.AU


TRISH & RICH

1 March 2019, Brisbane QLD


“We met at high school in Somerset UK about 37 years ago. Rich was my younger brother’s best mate. I moved to Australia in 1988 and we lost contact, but thanks to social media we reconnected in 2008. We became close through our love of dogs and body building. Rich came to Australia for a visit in 2016 and we continued our friendship until he told me how he felt. We both knew where we wanted to be and Rich officially proposed in Thailand in February 2018. I went to the UK in July and then he moved to Australia on what was actually the 30th anniversary date of my arriving here. I was 49 and Rich 47 and neither of us had been married or intended to get married. We shocked a lot of people, especially our school friends who said it should have happened sooner as we are a ‘perfect match’.” Richard and Trisha Catley were married on 1 March 2019 at Mon Komo Hotel, Redcliffe. “We both love the water and went with a simple, yet elegant beach theme. Our Marriage Celebrant, David Pearce is a work colleague of Richard’s. They worked together for many years in the police force in London. It was great to have our ceremony conducted by someone who knew us both so well. It was the funniest ceremony ever and our photos are full of laughter!”

“I created the seating plan, place cards, wishing well and invitations using Etsy. My dress was from Jade Bridal and I wore earrings belonging to my grandmother and a necklace belonging to my other grandmother. My hair was styled by Reichen Hodsdon from Robert Hartley Hair who has been my hairdresser for over 30 years.” “The whole day was perfect! It was just how we had hoped. It was a laid back, fun, simple and relaxed day celebrating with our nearest and dearest. The highlight for us was seeing everyone having an amazing time and laughing the whole day. We continued the party in the hotel’s bar through to the early hours.” “We haven’t had our honeymoon yet but are planning for our first wedding anniversary to hire a camper for a week and go driving with our beautiful furbabies.” “Our advice for anyone planning their own wedding is to keep it simple. Do your research and do what you can yourself to save money. Remember it is your day! It was honestly the best day of our lives and was over so quickly, so cherish the day from start to finish.”

Venue MON KOMO HOTEL www.monkomohotel.com.au


Mon Komo Hotel; David Pearce Celebrant; Nicole Barralett Photography; Hallenstein Brothers; Sabo Skirt; Bardot Kids; Reichen Hodsdon, Robert Hartley Hair; Lily Brady; Poppy and Ivy; Sweet Society Co; Ace Deejays.


JAY & JAYDEN

26 October 2019, Montville QLD


“We met in Warwick. I had another wedding business and was an exhibitor at an event. Jayden was the local journalist covering the event. We became friends and over many years both in different relationships, we lost contact. Four years ago we found ourselves single and met up for a date and it all went from there.” “I (Jay) proposed. I had gone away for a week of ‘RnR’ in northern NSW in our caravan. Jayden and a few family and friends joined me at the end of the week. Everyone was teed up, except Jayden! The crew set up for me on the edge of the ocean between the rocks. Jayden being stubborn when I said, ‘Let’s go for a walk and meet everyone now the sun’s going down’ replied, ‘Oh do I have to?’ He finally agreed but wanted to wear his PJ’s. I managed to convince him to get changed. When we arrived, everyone was hiding but the hundreds of battery-operated candles signalled something was going on, and onto one knee I went. Popping the question, Jayden’s response was, ‘About time!’”

many suits delivered before deciding on a crystal-embossed suit. We brought elements of each other’s outfits into the overall theme. We wanted a big celebration with a relaxed vibe and elements of fun and theatrics. Instead of a flower girl we had a ‘lolly man’. He entered the chapel, stood at the front with an old school tape deck playing while he handed out lolly necklaces and wrist bands.” “I walked down the aisle with my mum and the doors closed. Then Jayden entered with a surprise train flowing from his shoulders like a prince. After we walked out of the chapel, Jayden’s grandmother ‘Kunchi’ performed a Native American smudging and blanket ceremony. During our reception, drag queens Shu Shu Fontana and Scarlett Fever performed to get the party started.” “Our highlight was how well it all came together. We received so many comments from our guests on how amazed they were by everything and how they loved the vibe we created in the space.”

Jay Bingle and Jayden Brown were married on 26 October 2019 in a ceremony at The Chapel Montville. Their reception was held in Poets Cafe.

“On our honeymoon we found ourselves standing in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.”

“Jay based his whole outfit around gold snakeskin boots imported from the UK by Jeffery West. He was on the hunt for a blue suit to match (it had to be a particular blue) and gold accessories. Jayden wanted white for himself and had so

“Our advice to anyone planning a wedding is book all of your main elements in first (venue, photographer, celebrant, etc.) and then booking the smaller elements will be less stressful.”

Venue THE CHAPEL MONTVILLE & RECEPTION www.thechapelmontville.com.au Marriage Celebrant SUZANNE RILEY www.suzanneriley.com.au


The Chapel Montville & Reception; Ben Connolly Photography; Suzanne Riley Celebrant; Politix; Jeffery West; Wish; Michael Hill; Be Beautiful Makeup, Hair and Beauty; Barbalicious Bakes; G&M Events; Shu Shu Fontana; Scarlett Fever; Serenity on Montville.


The Australian WEDDING BLANKET... the new traditional gift Melbourne based artisan Linda Reeve of The Flying Lamb is excited to announce the start of a new tradition in Australian weddings with the release of the Australian Wedding Blanket. Each intricately hand-stitched throw takes over three full days to complete. These blankets are a real labour of love, a unique gift that celebrates the lives of two people, stitching their families together, weaving in unconditional love and happiness for their future. The Australian Wedding Blanket is more than a pretty homewares accessory. Good luck and warm best wishes are crafted into each unique blanket. The blankets are made from sustainably grown cotton, Australian Merino wool and over 3000 sequins! The traditional story of love and life are woven into each stitch and begins with Merino detailing the journey of two souls side by side, promising their love and devotion. The twists and turns of their life are captured in the sequins, celebrating and sharing the ups and embracing the love during the downs. Fun and happiness are captured in the moments that make up a life, memories made, friends shared, the little ‘bits’ that decorate the fabric of our world. The simple cross stitch conjures feelings of home and the anticipation of marking off the days until the next big event. The abundance of life is gathered in lush bundles of Merino wool, pure and simple, full and rich with life. “The Australian Wedding Blanket has been a dream of mine for years and I am thrilled to finally see it launched, and see so many families starting a new tradition. The concept of storytelling through stitches has been around for as long as humans have been clothing themselves. With the Australian Wedding Blanket, I have been able to capture the concepts and techniques used for millennia and develop a product that real couples can use every day.” In many cultures, gifting the new couple with a wedding blanket is a tradition passed down through centuries. Traditionally it was mothers, sisters and aunties stitching their warmth, care, and love into the future life of the newlyweds. Family and generational connections, old wives’ tales, charms for luck, ribbons and fine needlework are the hallmarks of a traditional wedding blanket. Linda fell in love with this concept and designed the Australian Wedding Blanket for a new generation of families who value tradition and meaning, and who are looking for items that are more relevant to their lifestyle which also care for our earth. Natural, simple and practical are all hallmarks of Linda’s design ethos. Instagram @the.flying.lamb @australianweddingblanket Facebook @theflyinglambau www.theflyinglamb.com


One day, two people, a thousand magical moments and a billion shimmering stars...

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ANN RICKETTS CELEBRANT Marriage Celebrant Brisbane, Nor thern NSW to Sunshine Coast & Hinterland (Nationally by agreement.) www.facebook.com/CelebrantAnnRicketts Your Ceremony - the hear t and soul of your special day. Unique, personal, memorable ceremonies with a twist of fun and meaningful rituals to add to your day. Uniting hear ts, fulfilling dreams - anywhere, anywhen, anytime, anyhow, any style, any theme, any occasion. You can count on me. www.annricketts-celebrant.com.au

BESPOKE BROWS BRISBANE Brow Artist Brisbane QLD www.bespokebrowsbrisbane.com.au Ever y bride deser ves beautiful, bespoke brows for her wedding day! Owner and ar tist, Jem, takes great pride in designing brows that complement her client’s features and believes that perfectly propor tioned, natural-looking brows are timeless. With multiple cer tifications from renowned national and international academies, Jem specialises in cosmetic eyebrow tattoos, precision sculpts, brow lamination, and henna brows to get you brow-ready for your big day.

BLOOMS OF NOOSA Florist Sunshine Coast www.bloomsofnoosa.com.au Blooms of Noosa have been creating gorgeous florals for the past 20 years. Just like the revolution of same sex marriages, our work is forever evolving and our enthusiasm for modern trends in floristr y allows us to create individually hand crafted bouquets and floral arrangements which are uniquely yours. Jennifer Oliphant Photographer


BOGGO ROAD GAOL Events and Tourism Venue Dutton Park, Brisbane QLD https://boggoroadgaol.com/events/wedding-hire/ With picturesque views of Brisbane City from the Gatehouse and incredible red brick walls, Boggo Road Gaol offers a unique space for a truly memorable wedding. The Gaol offers several areas for ceremonies and receptions including the impressive Gatehouse and elegant Cell Blocks.

BYRON BAY LUXURY WEDDINGS Styling and Production Company Byron Bay (Australia Wide) www.byronbayluxur yweddings.com.au Byron Bay Luxur y Weddings is a unique styling and production company specialising in high-profile and celebrity weddings. Jane Magnus, owner operator and wedding enthusiast, has over 20 years’ experience and has lived in the Byron Bay region since 2002. With her unique style and willingness to listen to her couples, the emphasis is on what they wish to achieve. Byron Bay Luxur y Weddings will plan, style and execute your wedding to the highest level.

photo: Cassandra Ladru

CAKE ABOUT Cakes Mt Gravatt, Brisbane www.cakeabout.com.au At Cake About we pride ourselves on our unique and diverse range of custom cakes. We love creating cakes to match your special occasion, be it bold colours, crazy designs, or a touch of elegance. All cakes are tailored to your theme and are baked using quality ingredients. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available. We will work with you to make your cake dreams come true.


CELEBRANT FOR ALL OCCASIONS Shauna Rowe Marriage Celebrant Ser vicing the Gold Coast to Byron Bay; Mount Tamborine QLD www.shaunarowecelebrant.com.au I LOVE being a Celebrant and sharing all LOVE stories. I don’t do ordinar y. I am thrilled to consistently receive 5 star reviews. “Love is Love” and it comes in all different shapes, sizes, gender and sometimes from the most unexpected places! Let’s talk, let’s plan, but most impor tantly, let’s get you hitched.

CELEBRATED MOMENTS Marriage Celebrant Brisbane and Surrounds QLD www.celebratedmoments.com.au I deliver stylish, modern and fun ceremonies that connect with your guests. The most common comment I hear after a wedding is: “That was the best ceremony I have ever been to!” Looking for a personalised ceremony that is unique, fun, relaxed and memorable? Contact me, Krista Webb, Marriage Celebrant. photo: Evoke Studios

CHICREATIVE Invitations and Signage Melbourne VIC www.chicreative.com.au The specialist graphic designers at Chicreative will ensure your guests receive a warm, tasteful and unforgettable introduction to your event. We offer a personalised ser vice and work closely with you to achieve the perfect design. Our turnaround is fast and we take exceptional care to ensure each element is exactly as you envisioned, without blowing your budget. Over the past 14 years we have been highly awarded and our reputation is impeccable. Our work speaks for itself.


DRAYHORSE SHIRES Wedding Carriages Maroon QLD www.drayhorseshires.com Drayhorse Shires have a stunning range of wedding carriages which seat from 2 to 12 people. From traditional, countr y or fair y-tale themed carriages (including our Cinderella carriage) to a Brewer y Dray pulled by a pair or team of 4 Shire horses, for an unforgettable entrance why not call us today!

DRIFTWOOD BLUE FLORAL EVENTS Styling & Florals Brisbane QLD https://driftwoodbluefloralevents.com.au We help you to create your vision for your Wedding Day, all within budget and with as less stress as possible! With our flexible and mobile design consultancy and our full set up and pack down ser vices, let us help you bring your vision to life!

Terri Hanlon Photography

EDWINA KATE PHOTOGRAPHY Photography Brisbane QLD www.edwinakate.com Our culture is grounded in people, who we are and what we believe in. As experienced photographers documenting your special day, we work with you transforming ever y celebration into ever-lasting memories. We’re extremely passionate and inspired about what we do, taking ever y detail into consideration and delivering quality you deser ve.


ELOPEMENTS NOOSA Elopements and Small Boutique Weddings Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast QLD www.elopementsnoosa.com Elopements Noosa love celebrating love! Danni and her amazing team help lovers escape in a private, intimate and meaningful way. They create luxe elopements and small boutique wedding packages with your love stor y in mind. They will do it all for you, no stress, no hassles, just pure relaxed love! 0413 619 984

EVERNEW STUDIO Photography Newmarket, Brisbane QLD www.evernewstudio.com Established in 2013, Evernew is one of Queensland’s most sought-after studios for couples who want meaningful and timeless wedding photography. As an award-winning studio we are devoted to our couples. Our minimalist approach is a blend of documentar y style authenticity with the added polish that comes from a team who understand how to lead you naturally. We will guide you, but never in a way that makes you feel awkward or uncomfor table.

FORMALLY MEN Online Menswear Store Brisbane QLD www.formallymen.com Formally Men is an Award-Winning ONLINE affordable menswear store with over 20 years’ experience specialising in custom made Vests for Men, Women and Boys. We offer an extensive range of vests, shir ts, ties, cufflinks and formal wear accessories including braces, cummerbunds and lapel pins. Enjoy free standard deliver y in Australia.


FROSTED INDULGENCE Cakes Holland Park, Brisbane QLD www.instagram.com/vas_frostedindulgence Frosted Indulgence specialise in show-stopping, incredibly delicious cake creations that are as indulgent as their name suggests. Whether you’re after a simple, semi-naked cake topped with fresh blooms, or a multi-tiered fondant-decorated masterpiece, their talented cake ar tist will work with you to create something unique and full of personality. Also known for their cupcakes and cookies, Frosted Indulgence have got you covered for sweet take-home treats for friends and family. photo: Evernew Studio

JELLYFISH RESTAURANT Restaurant Brisbane QLD www.jellyfishrestaurant.com.au Boasting exclusive riverfront views with a backdrop of the iconic Stor y Bridge, Jellyfish Restaurant is unrivalled as one of Brisbane’s best wedding reception venues. Our private function room seats 26 or 50 cocktail style and our exclusive venue hire can seat 170. With full AV and exclusive weekend hire, you’ll be falling head over heels for Jellyfish Restaurant.

LET’S MARRY Dance Lessons, MC & DJ Brisbane and Gold Coast QLD https://www.letsmarr y.com.au Wedding MC, DJ and Private Dance Lessons - 250 Five Star Reviews - 14 Years - 1,200 Weddings Your complete Peace of Mind for the fun and flow of your special day.


LIGHT UP LETTERS Illuminated Event Letters Gold Coast QLD www.lightupletters.com.au Light Up Letters based on the Gold Coast is Queensland’s illuminated event letter solution! Our giant illuminated light up event letters come in two dynamic sizes of 1.5m and 1.2m tall. Our collection of life-sized giant letters will make a great statement at your wedding, engagement par ty, bir thday, corporate event or function.

MARILYN & CO. Hair and Makeup, Florals, Styling and Hire Brisbane QLD www.marilynandco.com.au Marilyn & Co. understands that there are many events and occasions in life that require a little assistance to help make them special. Created for your convenience, Marilyn & Co. offers a range of ser vices for these events: - Hair & Makeup Ser vices - Fresh Floral Arrangements - Event Styling & Hire - Grazing Tables - Scented Soy Wax Candles. Marilyn & Co. are open to discussion about travelling to locations outside of Brisbane.

MARRY ME ADAM Marriage Celebrant Sunshine Coast, ser vicing QLD www.marr ymeadam.com.au Incredibly blessed to be a ‘Preferred Celebrant’ at the Sunshine Coast’s most iconic Wedding venues including Weddings At Tiffanys, Noosa Boathouse, Surfair, Sebel and many more. Master of Ceremonies and Hosting events for Beef Australia, Lady Quentin Br yce, Cur tis Stone and our own Prime Minister. I might just be the right one for you!


MOONLIGHT GLAMPING & EVENTS Glamping and Event Stylists Toowoomba, Darling Downs, Ipswich and Brisbane www.moonlightevents.com.au We specialise in styling outdoor weddings and events, in your backyard or at a chosen venue. Have you seen our chill-out tents and garden par ty furniture? You book the site and we’ll bring the unique experience of a luxur y hotel combined with the great outdoors to your event. From intimate weddings, ladies luncheons, high teas, bir thday par ties, proposals, anniversaries and girls weekends through to setting up a bridal ‘suite’ and guest ‘suites’ on your proper ty... we will be your glamping fair y!

MOUSE’S BAKEHOUSE Cakes Stafford, Brisbane QLD www.mousesbakehouse.com Mouse’s Bakehouse pride ourselves on our motto CREATE. TASTE. COLLABORATE. We CREATE one-of-a-kind cakes inspired by customers’ imaginations. TASTE is just as impor tant as appearance. We only use premium ingredients and our creations are made from scratch. We COLLABORATE with our customers to produce truly personalised creations.

PENFOLDS CATERING Catering Noosa, Sunshine Coast QLD www.penfoldscatering.com.au Penfolds Catering is a family owned and operated off-site catering company that provides gourmet catering for all events. Chefs Daniel and Rebecca will go above and beyond to make your next event one to remember. “Our passion is food. We deliver the ver y best locally and seasonally sourced produce, providing a delicious range of menus.” photo: Beccy Smith

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POP UP CELEBRATIONS BRISBANE Marriage Celebrant and Photographer Brisbane, Nor thern NSW to Sunshine Coast & Hinterland (Nationally by agreement.) www.facebook.com/PopUpCelebrationsBrisbane Relaxed and fuss-free Pop Up and Elopement Style Weddings and other Life Celebrations. We organise Celebrant, Photographer and other vendors as required. Offering interesting and unique venues and locations, we have a passion for making your ceremony truly unique and capturing those special images.

RAINBOW WEDDINGS QLD Marriage Celebrant Sunshine Coast QLD www.rainbowweddingsqld.com.au Hi, I’m Julia and I am of the new generation of contemporar y, inclusive celebrants and understand that we all have different ideas on how we want to say our “I do’s”. I will work closely with you to ensure your day reflects ever ything that is impor tant to you and your forever par tner.

SERENDIPITY CELEBRATIONS Marriage Celebrant Toowomba QLD https://serendipitycelebrations.com.au Serendipity - Whether you met in a foreign land trekking, in the aisles of Woolwor ths shopping, or you swiped right... my fun, fresh approach will capture your unique stor y and on your wedding day all the people you love most will enjoy and celebrate the two of you. Gorgeous! Ruth Ashburner-Gorse 0409 582 992.


STARFIRE DIAMOND JEWELLERY Jewellers Bulimba QLD www.starfirejeweller y.com Starfire Diamond Jeweller y signifies the fier y brilliance of diamonds. Founded and created by Shweta, a leading industr y exper t on diamonds who not only has extensive experience in diamonds but is also a talented jeweller y designer. The team at Starfire are diamond specialists and can tailor make any engagement ring or wedding band. The advantage of having their own diamond wholesale business also means the Starfire team have an extensive range of diamonds which the client can hand pick from to suit their budget and style.

SUGAR ROSE TEA PARTY HIRE Luxe Picnic Style Events Deagon www.sugarroseteapar tyhire.com We are a small family-run business catering to Luxe picnic style events. Boho, rustic or vintage styled Weddings and engagement par ties themed with our customised furniture. Picnics, teepees, wedding arbours, food and drink stations, table and chair hire, wine barrels and so much more.

TANSY AND SAGE Invitations and Wedding Stationery Kenmore, Brisbane QLD https://instagram.com/tansyandsage Tansy and Sage specialises in customised handmade paper wedding and event stationer y designs. Offering a range of coloiurs and custom designs to create something unique and special.

photo: Laser Foil Design and Print


THE FLOWER FACTORY Freeze Dry Floral Specialists Gold Coast QLD www.theflowerfactor y.com.au The Flower Factor y specialises in BOUQUET PRESERVATION and CUSTOM FRAMING to preser ve your wedding memories for years to come. Scatter the love on your special day with environmentally-friendly FREEZE DRIED ROSE PETALS! Perfect for creating a wedding aisle, flower girl baskets, table decoration, and capturing that special photo for use as confetti.

THE RUSTIC AT HEART Bespoke Wedding Stationery Brisbane QLD - Ships Internationally www.therusticathear t.com At The Rustic at Hear t we create a collection of engraved paper, acr ylic and wood wedding stationer y and signage pieces that explore themes of boho, rustic and modern botanical. The process of engraving creates a dimensional product that is elegant, tactile and delighting to receiving guests.

VEE-DOUBLE-DUB Wedding Transport Holland Park, Brisbane QLD littleredbus70@bigpond.com www.littleredbus.com.au Are you about to tie the knot with your significant other? Need something a little less ordinar y to enhance the Special Occasion? A classic 1965 Split Window Kombi, Mojo is the perfect choice to put on your invite list. Fully restored and refurbished, Mojo makes your memories more magical.


WEDDING DANCE DIVA Dance Lessons Brisbane QLD www.weddingdancediva.com.au Unique, fun, specialised first dance lessons to create your ver y own First Dance. Kylie will have you feeling confident, looking smooth and wowing your guests in just 6 lessons. Choose any song, no experience necessar y. Locations in Kallangur and Albion, after hours. All couples welcome, flashmobs too!

photo: Heart and Colour

WEDDING MUSIC QUEENSLAND Music and Entertainment Brisbane QLD www.weddingmusicqueensland.com Winner 2019 Brides Choice Award for Live Enter tainment. An award-winning wedding musician and DJ, Paul Clairs has over 25 years’ professional experience. He is an acoustic guitarist/vocalist, DJ and MC specialising in wedding enter tainment from live acoustic/vocals or ukulele at your ceremony through to live dinner music and a DJ set to get the celebration star ted. Contact 0417 000 432.

WEDDING NANNY The Babysitting Specialist Sunshine Coast QLD www.weddingnanny.com.au Managing children at weddings can be difficult, and let’s face it, kids can get easily bored. Let us take care of the children for you! Our babysitters will do all that it takes to keep your littlest guests enter tained and happy throughout the day and night. For more information call Donna 0403 011 502.

photo: Matthew Eastgate Photography & Film


WHEN FREDDIE MET LILLY Wedding Dresses & Suits, Bridesmaid Dresses and Formal Dresses Brisbane QLD and NSW www.whenfreddiemetlilly.com.au Make a personalised appointment at our Brisbane studio to see our stunning bridal, bridesmaid, formal and suiting collection. Dresses and suits are made to order and can be fully customised to your liking. Our experienced stylists will guide you through the creative process to make the design become entirely your own. We offer a divine bespoke suiting ser vice for our brides, grooms and their groomsmen as well as our formal clients. We also have off-the-rack suiting options. Book through our website or call 07 3368 3261 or 0408 079707.

WONDERFUL BUNCH Florist Windsor, Brisbane QLD www.wonderfulbunch.com.au Wedding and event floral design from a boutique studio creating florals from intimate occasions to large-scale celebrations. Our flowers and installations are customised for each couple using premium flowers, local growers, and eco design practices with dedicated ser vice and attention to detail. Come and see us for a complimentar y planning consultation. Let us make your day wonderful with flowers.

Florals by Angie’s Floral Design photo: H4 Photography

photo: Camilla Kirk Photography


SIMONE & JAYDEN 1 September 2019, Maleny QLD


Simone and Jayden met when they were work colleagues in the gold fields in Western Australia. “Jayden proposed on a weekend away in Margaret River. He planned a ‘Birthday Getaway’ which included lunch at Flutes Winery and on the way back to our chalet at Forest Rise, he stopped at the gazebo overlooking the lake and natural beauty of the private estate to take some selfies before dropping to one knee and asking me to marry him.” Simone Spriggs and Jayden Jones were married on 1 September 2019 at Weddings at Tiffanys, Sunshine Coast. “Our style was elegant with a French provincial setting and neutral tones which just about sums Tiffanys up and is why we fell in love with that location. We wanted to really encapsulate the space of the chapel and reception area with

its raw beauty and stunning views and not detract from it with ‘too much stuff ’. We had an elegant setting with beautiful floral arrangements and scatter rose petals down the aisle in our desired colour theme. Our reception area was decorated with floral centrepieces and candelabra.” “Our highlights were all the finer details, the setting, the views and having the best time at the most beautiful location with an intimate group of 22 family members and close friends.” “We spent our honeymoon in Greece, Croatia and Italy.” “Our advice to anyone planning a wedding from afar is to choose a venue like Weddings at Tiffanys. It was so much more simple than I imagined because of how helpful they were and their recommendations for suppliers.”

Hair DOT & BIRDIE www.dotandbirdie.com.au


Weddings at Tiffanys; Magnolia Maleny; Deacon Tim Shanahan; Lift Off Film & Photography; Tony Barlow; Tuscany Bridal; Badgley Mischka; Fletcher and Grace; Dot & Birdie; Louise Henzell MUA; Flowers at Tiffanys; The Sweet Society Co; Bree & Bell; Kenz Classics; Aiden Kenway; Custom Wholesale Design.


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We celebrated the launch of BRISBANE WEDDINGS MAGAZINE (formerly BRISBANE BRIDE) with South-East Queensland’s fabulous wedding industry at HIGH CHURCH BRISBANE on Thursday, 5 March 2020. Dave from MASTERPIECES PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO captured the mood. PURE CATERING spoilt guests with amazing food and 16 LUCKY GUESTS were treated to a FINE DINING EXPERIENCE while everyone enjoyed superb local WINES from CEDAR CREEK ESTATE. VINTAGE ON TAP with their very cool MOBILE BAR served wines, craft beer and their signature spritz mocktails. LIGHT UP LETTERS wowed the crowd with giant BWM and SSWM neon letters. BASSLINE STUDIOS BAND filled the dance floor with live music and WEDDING DANCE DIVA showed off their moves. KEEPSAKE PHOTO BOOTHS captured some fun moments and a great time was had by all! Fabulous PRIZES given away on the night included ADVERTISING in BRISBANE WEDDINGS and SAME SAME WEDDINGS, a stand at the next SAME SAME WEDDINGS EXPO, a 2 night stay in THE MUD SHACK AT MUDJIMBA BEACH and beautiful floral arrangements from ANGIE’S FLORAL DESIGN. Everyone who attended received a XENNOX DIAMONDS Gift Card - WOW!

BRISBANE WEDDINGS MAGAZINE’S EPIC INDUSTRY NIGHT


A huge THANK YOU to the amazing local businesses who helped us create an EPIC INDUSTRY NIGHT. Join us at the next Industry Night - date released soon via our socials @brisbaneweddingsmagazine x Kerrie & Julz High Church www.highchurch.com.au Pure Catering www.purecatering.com.au Cedar Creek Estate www.cedarcreekestate.com.au Vintage On Tap - Mobile Keg Bars www.vintageontap.com.au Bassline Studios Band www.basslinestudios.com.au Masterpieces Photography + Video www.masterpiecesphotography.com.au Keepsake Photo Booths www.keepsakephotobooths.com.au Light Up Letters www.lightupletters.com.au Angie’s Floral Design www.angiesfloraldesign.com.au Mud Shack at Mudjimba Beach www.facebook.com/mudshackatmudjimbabeach Julz Fullerton www.facebook.com/julzfullerton Xennox Diamonds www.xennoxdiamonds.com.au Wedding Dance Diva www.weddingdancediva.com.au


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